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Roof top dining in Columbus?

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  • #85910

    Antonio
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    Are there any restaurants in the SN area or downtown that have roof top dining ?

    This is quite common up in Ann Arbor.

    #438041

    Antonio
    Member

    I guess not, when they are open in Ann Arbor, the roof tops are packed with diners enjoying the outdoors. And you don’t have to deal with people walking by on the sidewalk.

    http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/palio-del-sole-review-and-box/

    #438042
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    Your picture example reminds me Novaks.

    #438043

    somertimeoh
    Participant

    Arena District has places.

    #438044

    2thDoc
    Participant

    Check out this rooftop restaurant! The photo above reminds me of Novaks too.

    #438045

    billiejean
    Member

    There’s the Irish bar on Park Street that has a roof top to dine/drink.

    #438046
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Rooftop Dining is *so* 2010.

    Dinner in the sky is where it’s at in 2011:

    http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2011/03/dinner-in-sky.html

    (Thanks Anne!) ;)

    #438047

    Antonio
    Member

    Walker wrote >>
    Rooftop Dining is *so* 2010.
    Dinner in the sky is where it’s at in 2011:
    http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2011/03/dinner-in-sky.html
    (Thanks Anne!) ;)

    Might cause some people to hurl, and I’d hate to know what happened if you dropped a knife or fork

    #438048

    drew
    Participant

    From what I’ve seen, roof top dining is usually a measure of last resort for restaurants – it’s a pain in the butt to serve on a different floor from where the kitchen is. It can certainly be fun to look out and down, but you’ll generally only see such a set up where it’s the only reasonable al fresco option.

    #438049

    Antonio
    Member

    drew wrote >>
    From what I’ve seen, roof top dining is usually a measure of last resort for restaurants – it’s a pain in the butt to serve on a different floor from where the kitchen is. It can certainly be fun to look out and down, but you’ll generally only see such a set up where it’s the only reasonable al fresco option.

    I’m sure it might be a pain. The one place I used top go to in Ann Arbor had a small dumb waiter device to lift food up and down and a seperate outside bar. They were always busy enough that it was worth it. They’ve been in businesss for decades which isn’t easy in the restaurant industry. It’s a pretty cool set up.

    #438050
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    There’s a couple of bar/restaurants in the South Campus Gateway (McFadden’s and Ugly Tuna Saloona) that are completely on the second floors of the South Campus Gateway so they have patios that look down to below.

    There’s also the upstairs patio of The Social on Park Street that looks down onto the outdoor area of Park Street Patio. It’s actually a very cool space, though I don’t think they serve food up there on that patio.

    #438051

    DCist
    Member

    The Irish Bar mentioned above is Callahans on Park St.

    When I live/worked in DC I worked at a place that not only has a rooftop bar/restaurant, it has a retractable glass roof so you can enjoy it 365 days a year. It was amazing (and amazingly expensive to build) and has a dumbwaiter also.

    I wish we had something like that here that isnt A) on Park Street and B) a bar/club, but mainly a restaurant.

    #438052

    Antonio
    Member

    DCist wrote >>
    The Irish Bar mentioned above is Callahans on Park St.
    When I live/worked in DC I worked at a place that not only has a rooftop bar/restaurant, it has a retractable glass roof so you can enjoy it 365 days a year. It was amazing (and amazingly expensive to build) and has a dumbwaiter also.
    I wish we had something like that here that isnt A) on Park Street and B) a bar/club, but mainly a restaurant.

    Sounds like a pretty elaborate set up there.

    You have a lot of restaurants go in and out of biz in the SN area, spending a million or more only to out of biz months later. You have to give people something they can not get elsewhere in order to survive. This is one of the factors.

    The place I went to in Ann Arbor would derive nearly 50% of it’s biz from roof top operations, and the students for the most part were not in town when they were open.

    #438053
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Antonio wrote >>
    You have a lot of restaurants go in and out of biz in the SN area, spending a million or more only to out of biz months later.

    There you go again with your arbitrary use of “a lot”.

    #438054
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    DCist wrote >>
    The Irish Bar mentioned above is Callahans on Park St.
    When I live/worked in DC I worked at a place that not only has a rooftop bar/restaurant, it has a retractable glass roof so you can enjoy it 365 days a year. It was amazing (and amazingly expensive to build) and has a dumbwaiter also.
    I wish we had something like that here that isnt A) on Park Street and B) a bar/club, but mainly a restaurant.

    Doesn’t Bravo have a rooftop dining area?

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